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Grade 7: Salary in range £32,817 - £40,322 per annum

The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in RNA Modification and Epigenetics to join Professor Yang Shi’s research group to investigate newly identified RNA m6A methyltransferases. This is an exciting opportunity to join the world-leading institute.

As Postdoctoral Research Scientist in RNA Modification and Epigenetics, you will analyse newly identified RNA m6A methyltransferases using biochemical, molecular and genetic approaches to investigate their functions and mechanisms of action in both cell lines and model organisms. You will contribute directly to scientific discussions with members of the group and collaborators to develop the project and future research. You will assist in the dissemination of findings through writing manuscripts and work towards publishing your results in international journals. You will also use your expertise to supervise and train junior staff in chromatin and cancer biology.

You will have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field and previous laboratory experience relevant to the project, as well as a significant background in RNA biochemistry. It is essential that you have a strong publication record for your career stage, such as first-author publications in internationally recognised journals and a good attention to detail. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

This post is fixed term for 3 years and is funded by the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

Applications must be made online by 12.00 noon (UK time) on 8th March 2021.

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Grade 7: Salary in range £32,817 - £40,322 per annum